Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sound the Alarm! ~ A Firefighter Visit

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the children at our little yellow school have been learning about fire safety.  The children were delightfully surprised when firefighters from our local station came to our school for a visit!

Our Local Firefighters

The firefighters began their visit by saying how happy they were to be visiting our "daycare".  The children immediately corrected them and said "Daycare?  This is Montessori!  This is a school!"  They stood corrected.

The firefighters now know that they are visiting a Montessori School.

The firefighters taught us so much about fire safety.  They talked about smoke detectors, fire plans and what to do if your clothes catch on fire.  The children already knew what to do - Stop, Drop and Roll.  They were very impressed by our knowledge.

Learning About Smoke Detectors

Firefighter E. showed us his firefighter gear and put it on for us.  

He told us that firefighters are there to help us in a fire.  If we are ever in a fire and see someone who is dressed like him, we should not be afraid.  We should go to the firefighter.  The children gave Firefighter E. fist bumps and high fives.

Our favourite part of the visit was the fire truck!  The children had a chance to go inside and look around.

The firefighters had some lovely treats for us. 

Treats From the Firefighters

We also had some treats for everyone back at the Fire Station.

Coffee and Cookies for the Firefighters

Thank you to our local firefighters for the visit.  We enjoyed spending the morning with you!


Monday, 9 October 2017

Being Thankful ~ Thanksgiving 2017

On this glorious Thanksgiving weekend, we take the time to count the blessings in our lives.  At our little yellow school, our blessings are many.  We are most thankful for the days spent in the delightful company of the children and for the warm and loving community we have formed together.

We asked the children what they are thankful for.  Here are some of their responses.

Three and a half year old M. is thankful for the days when he gets to stay home and spend time with his mom.

Three and a half year old M.

Three and a half year old A. is thankful for her new baby brother.

Three and a half year old A.

Four year old J. is thankful for a good Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

Four Year Old J.

Four year old B. is thankful for her baby brother because he is so cute!

Four Year Old B.

Five year old C. told us "I am thankful that my daddy lets me help him build stuff.  I love to spend time with my dad."

Five Year Old C.

Five year old M. said "I am thankful that I am a graduate this year and I help all the little children at school."

Five Year Old M.

Five year old J. said "I am thankful for all the hugs and kisses I get from my family."

Five Year Old J.

Five year old E. said "I am thankful for my new baby cousin."

Five Year Old E.

Five Year Old O. said "I am thankful that my parents take me to fun places like the Science Centre.  I like doing things with my family."

Five Year Old O.

Five Year Old M. said "I am thankful that I am able to help my family and friends.  I like being nice and helpful always."

Five Year Old M.

Happy Thanksgiving!